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Blacks' and Whites' Expectations and Attainment of B.A.

"Figure 7.5 documents the trends by race in both expectations for and attainment of a B.A. Although expectations of a B.A. degree steadily increased from about 60 percent in the early 1970s to over 80 percent by 2000, attainment of such a degree did not rise accordingly for blacks and whites. In fact, the percentage of blacks and males completing a B.A. has remained fairly constant over this time period."—Whither Opportunity?, p. 145

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